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Oregon Football Recruiting

QUUUAAACCCKKK - Ducks Land Defensive Commit

July 22, 2020

Oregon has been on ‘break’ from new commits for a couple of weeks but now they are back. This time Mario Cristobal and his staff have pulled a talented outside linebacker star out of Alabama. 

Spanish Fort (Ala.) defensive athlete Christian Burkhalter was offered by the Ducks just a few short weeks ago. That offer immediately sent the Ducks up his list and cocncluded with his commitment. From July 6 to July 23, Oregon offered and picked up his commitment without a visit to campus.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder also has offers from Nebraska, UCLA, Ole Miss and others. But Oregon shot to the top of his list. 

With Oregon having limited room on defense this class, it speaks volumes to the big-play ability of Burkhalter. Although only a three-star on 247Sports (No. 499 player overall), Oregon saw enough on his film to move forward with a Summer commitment. 

Oregon is now up to 18 verbal commitments and the No. 1 ranked class in the Pac-12 conference. Buckhalter joins Keith Brown and Brandon Buckner as ‘linebacker’ commits in this 2021 class. 

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